Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cars and Coffee, August 2014

This was First Saturday Cars and Coffee and it did NOT disappoint!  As per our usual arrangement I met up with my friend Neil at 07:30 at the site.  The weather was partly sunny (is that the same as partly cloudy?) and the temp was in the low 70's....absolutely unheard of for Dallas in August.

The crowd was on every row were double and sometimes triple parked.  I right off spotted this Morgan that was a newbie here....

Oh....that color combination was wonderful!  And how is it that English leather smells so much better than American leather?  *Ding!  I get it now....that men's cologne from years ago....English Leather*

Remember this little odd looking French Panhard from last month?  It seems in the month between the two shows it has found a new none other than renowned funny guy and supremo car dude Jay Leno.  Right after the show today it was going on a transporter for shipment west.  *Bye little friend*

At the other end of the exotic scale was this brand new Lamborghini Huracan, named after a famous Spanish fighting bull from the 1800's....

 ....hence the license plate.  (Actually all Lamborghini models are named after famous dead bulls.)

We overheard someone say there have been only 100 Huracan's made (so far), with 11 being in the US, and only 2 in Dallas.

Here is the other.

Innit kewl? 

 So was this '46 Ford.

Somebody please help me out here: What is this gizmo on the dash of the Ford pictured above? It appears to say "Fulton" something, but I can't make it out.  Any of you graybeards have a clue?

As interesting as all the cars were, I think the highlight of my day was meeting some interesting people, like....

The Bird with the bird....

...and Jeff Kraemer, shown here beside his custom built  *embarrassed*

I think Jeff could give that "The Most Interesting Man In The World" beer commercial guy a run for that title.  Jeff is from Lake Charles, LA, but moved to Carmel Valley, CA when he accepted employment there.  Living close to the Laguna Seca race track he became interested in vintage car racing.  He is now retired and living in the Dallas area to be close to family, but still has his intense interest in cars.  It was a pleasure meeting you, Jeff.  :)

Ditto for my new buds Mario and Emily.  They are the proud owners of this new Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle.  They were impressed that I knew the manufacturer of their steed was Ирбитский мотоциклетный завод. *I hope I spelled that right...wink*  They were really super fun to talk with.  We agreed to meet again next month and share more of our mutual oddballness.

I looked and looked, but I couldn't find my friend Joe an MGA.  He had one as a yout, and I think he still wets himself thinking about it.  Sorry Joe....maybe I can make next month a Depends moment for you.

I did find you this MGB, though.  That's the best I could do.  ;)

And finally, check this:

As I was leaving I spotted this ^ parked in the lot with us peasants.  Anyone know what it is?

That's right, it's a Hudson Hornet.  Check out that license plate.  Get it?  Funny man, the owner is.  :)

Hope you enjoyed Cars and Coffee, August 2014.




  1. Love the Morgan, have no idea what that thing on the Ford dash is, and the MGB will have to do. Thanks for looking!

  2. That gizmo on the dash of the Ford was meant to help see overhead traffic lights, especially on 50's cars with built in visors over the windshield. In theory the concave fish eye lens on the hinged device brought the high overhead traffic light into view. Cool looking, but probably not very practical.

  3. Laguna Seca brought back memories. First day I was in Monterey (to begin a two year visit) was also the day of the SCRAMP races. I naturally thought the California legend of thousands of exotic sports cars filled with gorgeous women and guys with sleeping bags had been exaggerated...until then.

    Later on, months later on, had the chance several times to traverse the course on a small motorcycle.


  4. Bill beat me to it - it's a Fulton traffic light finder:

    Nice pictures, and even nicer temperature! Low 70' jealous!

  5. The detailed interiors on these vintage cars is incredible. I love the textures and colors. Makes my RAV seem like a moving box.

  6. Mighty fine cars and yes Bill beat me to it also. I attended the Anchorage car show Sunday for the first time and was amazed to see over 500 nice to amazing cars. Nice pictures, thanks.

  7. Oh, Lord, in my next life grant me ownership of a Morgan. Love those cars.

    I also love the photo of you at the end, Scott.

  8. With all the beautiful cars, I agree. This event didn’t disappoint, as they showcased some of the best classic cars out there. I think my favorite would have to be the Hudson Hornet. Its beauty never gets old. And for sure, seeing it in person was such a treat!

    Rhonda Burgess @ Bob Dunn Hyundai